Perimeter Hardening: Step One for Venue Operators Seeking SAFETY Act Protection

21 February 2019
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Read the full article originally published in the January/February of IAVM’s Facility Manager here.


Walter P Moore’s secure design expert Matt Nebel teams up with Catalyst Partner’s Akmal Ali, former Deputy Director of the SAFETY Act Office, in the January/February issue of IAVM’s Facility Manager magazine...

The SAFETY Act is rapidly becoming a household name among venue security operators across multiple industries. Nothing better illustrates this than the growing number of companies — such as the World Trade Center, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Madison Square Garden, LaGuardia Airport, George Washington Bridge, The Southern Company, and Bloomberg — who have already made obtaining SAFETY Act coverage a primary element of their approach to risk management. 

The SAFETY Act, which stands for Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002, was created by the U.S. Congress in the wake of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001; their main objective: create a risk management tool that promotes the fight against terrorism by incentivizing the private sector to take effective measures to prevent, deter, and/or mitigate acts of terrorism here on the homeland. Recipients of SAFETY Act receive powerful legal protections that limit or shield companies from third-party liability arising out of an act of terrorism. In part, the SAFETY Act was created to address the extraordinarily large third-party liability companies can face following an act of terrorism.

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